Collections are at the heart of the Museum's mission. The collections are the tangible link to Constitution's past and are integral to the Museum's mission of being the Ship's memory and educational voice. Through its primary source material, the Museum is able to make connections with visitors and teach about Constitution and the people associated with her. To help bring Constitution's history to life, Museum collections are used to illustrate the Museum's national educational curriculum and public talks, and replica objects are used for on-site and off-site object based educational programs.
The Museum is always looking for Constitution-related artifacts and documents to add to our collection. The USS Constitution Museum adds to its growing collections through gift, purchase and bequest. Anyone interested in donating an item related to USS Constitution should contact the Museum's Curatorial Department at Library@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or (617) 426-1812 ext. 147.
The Commodores Fund provides the Museum with the resources to purchase rare books, manuscript material, photographs, blueprints and artifacts related to "Old Ironsides." Every item the Museum acquires gives us important information about Constitution's past. As special friends of the Museum, Commodores enjoy the following benefits:
To donate to the Commodores Fund, please print and mail the donation form to USS Constitution Museum, P.O. Box 291812, Boston, MA 02129-0215
* The USS Constitution Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum.
Please contact the Development Department at GetInvolved@ussconstitutionmuseum.org or (617) 426-1812, ext. 108 to learn more.
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